Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The national high school entrance exam is still two months away, but Vũ Minh Hiển, a senior secondary school student in Hà Nội, has started feeling the pressure. A 9th grader at the Vân Hồ secondary school, Hiển has classes every morning and four extra classes on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Friday and Sunday evenings. Each class lasts from two to 2.5 hours, and the evening classes often finish at 8.30 pm. “I already feel pressured as my school has started organised lots of mock tests,” Hiển told Việt Nam News. “At the moment I have no time for extra-curricular activities.” Thousands of students and parents in Hà Nội are worried about the high school entrance exam as there is a surge in the number of exam sitters this year. The pressure is immense as 100,000 students are expected to sit the exam – up 24,000 from last year – while the … [Read more...] about Students battle for high school spots
Jaylea Barnes wants to pursue a career in nursing after graduating from Manheim Township High School this year. She’s already working as a patient care assistant at Homestead Village, a retirement community near the school’s campus.But instead of attending traditional classes with most of the other seniors in Neffsville, she’s enrolled full-time at the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.“The skills that I’m learning here I use at my job,” she said. “It’s really helpful.”Barnes is among a growing number of high school students preparing to enter a local workforce desperate for skilled workers — computer systems analysts, carpenters, construction workers, electricians, plumbers, truck drivers and, yes, nurses.But while demand for career and tech education surges, community and school leaders say there’s still not enough CTC students here to meet the demands of the job market. And they say educators, counselors … [Read more...] about Employers are desperately seeking young, skilled workers, so why aren’t more high school students attending the Lancaster County CTC?
0 View Comments PHOENIX — The Arizona state legislature signed off on a plan to allow Arizona public schools to display the English translation of the state motto — "God Enriches" — despite concerns that the signs might blur the line between church and state. The Republican-backed proposal would allow teachers to read or display the state's motto, "Ditat Deus," which translates from Latin to "God Enriches." The proposal is heading to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk after passing along party lines in both chambers, including a vote from the full House of Representatives on Tuesday. Secular groups and Democrats have raised concerns about constitutional violations or offending atheist children and their families. "'God Enriches' is not the historical use, nor is that the state motto," said Rep. Athena Salman, a Democrat who represents Tempe. Related: Clear bags among security measures at Florida school where 17 died Schools could be sued on First Amendment grounds, she … [Read more...] about Arizona lawmakers approve displaying state motto in schools
ALBANY – In a mix of frenzied bill passing and sitting around throughout the day and night Friday, state lawmakers early Saturday morning adopted a new state budget that hikes state education aid by more than the inflation rate, rejects hundreds of millions in tax increases proposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and sets new policies for the handling of workplace sexual harassment cases. Pork barrel spending flourishes throughout the budget bills, and the final deal includes the creation of a commission intended to pave the way for a pay hike for legislators and top state officials. The Senate pushed through its final budget bill shortly after midnight, and the Assembly wrapped up a couple hours before sunrise -- an Albany tradition that saw deliberations on the biggest portions of the budget occur under cover of darkness. A final fiscal deal was announced Friday night by Cuomo, who called it "a very, very difficult budget.'' Precisely how a projected $4.4 billion deficit was closed … [Read more...] about $168 billion state budget passed overnight has $1 billion hike in state aid for schools
Home In-Depth Reporting Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for… MIDYEAR MEETING REPORT By Lee Rawles April 2018 Photography by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins Could reforming federal student-loan programs be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel to discuss the issue in “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has It Finally Hit the Fan?” Barry Currier of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has It Finally Hit the Fan?” Photography by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins “If I have to put the blame for the title of this panel on any one place, I would put it on these student loan programs and the fact that they are basically unregulated, really, in terms … [Read more...] about Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for federal student loan reform